Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

What is CHSP?

Commonwealth Home Support Program is a government funded program that supports older people who are still managing well at home, but would like some extra assistance. Many people use CHSP when they need low-level support. Services are prescribed by a Regional Assessment Service (RAS).

Visit the Department of Health website for more information.

What can CHSP be used for?

You can use CHSP funds to pay for a range of  services including help around the house, transport, meals, personal care, social support, nursing and more.

Do you have to pay for a CHSP?

The Australian government pays for the bulk of aged in Australia and provides funding to providers like UCWB through grant agreements allowing us to provide subsidised services to our customers.

Service TypeRate
Housekeeping/Cleaning$16 per hour
Help with shopping$13 per hour
Social support$13 per hour
Garden care and home maintenance$17 per hour
Flexible respite$16 per hour
Centre based respite$16
Travel$1.20 per km
Cancellation policy24-hours notice required to avoid cancellation fee